Fossen Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Fossen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the numerous farmsteads throughout Norway named Fossen, from the definite form of foss ‘waterfall’ (from Old Norse fors). German: variant of Fassen, a short form of Servatius (see Faas 3).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fosse, Osen, Rossen, Olsen, Fossum, Bossen, Fossey, Kosten, Cossey

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Fossen Family Origin

Where is the Fossen family from?

SHOW MORE

Fossen Family Occupations

What did your Fossen ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fossen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    80%
  • Glass Blower

    20%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

In 1880, Farmer and Glass Blower were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fossen. The most common Fossen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Fossen's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Fossen | Data not to scale

Fossen Historical Records

What Fossen family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Fossen ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Fossen

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Fossen Life Expectancy

What is the average Fossen lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fossen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Fossen Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name